Get a Look at Hallmark Channel’s ‘Countdown to Christmas’ 2020 Movies (PHOTOS)

Jingle Bell Bride Christmas in Vienna with the Darlings
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Hallmark is dishing out some new original movies for the occasion.

This year’s “Countdown to Christmas” features a first: The Christmas House, starring Jonathan Bennett, follows a gay couple looking to adopt. It also has some new faces (like Aaron Tveit and Mallory Jansen) and familiar favorites (like Holly Robinson Peete and Candace Cameron Bure).

Plus, Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell and Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp star in movies together again, and there’s another installment of Christmas in Evergreen.

Scroll down for the stars, synopses, and photos for the movies coming to Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” this year. (All movies are at 8/7c.)

Julie Gonzalo Ronnie Rowe Jr Jingle Bell Bride Hallmark 2020
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Jingle Bell Bride

Cast: Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe Jr.

Air date: Saturday, October 24

Synopsis: Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Rowe Jr.) helping her.

Chateau Christmas - Luke Macfarlane & Merritt Patterson
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Chateau Christmas

Cast: Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane

Air date: Sunday, October 25

Synopsis: Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.

Laura Osnes Aaron Tveit One Royal Holiday Hallmark 2020
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One Royal Holiday

Cast: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark, and Tom McGowan

Air date: Saturday, October 31

Synopsis: When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.

Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes - On the 12th Date of Christmas - Hallmark 2020
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On the 12th Date of Christmas

Cast: Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes

Air date: Sunday, November 1

Synopsis: Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for the “12 Days of Christmas.”

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater - Ashley Williams and Niall Matter
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Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater

Cast: Ashley Williams and Niall Matter

Air date: Saturday, November 7

Synopsis: Single mom Maggie (Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond.

Carlo Marks Katrina Law Christmas With the Darlings Hallmark 2020
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Christmas with the Darlings

Cast: Katrina Law and Carlo Marks

Air date: Sunday, November 8

Synopsis: Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.

Brennan Elliot Sarah Drew Christmas in Vienna Hallmark 2020
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Christmas in Vienna

Cast: Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott

Air date: Saturday, November 14

Synopsis: Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn’t in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love.

A Timeless Love - Ryan Paevey and Erin Cahill
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A Timeless Christmas

Cast: Ryan Paevey and Erin Cahill

Air date: Sunday, November 15

Synopsis: Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

A Nashville Christmas Carol - Wes Brown and Jessy Schram 2020
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A Nashville Christmas Carol

Cast: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Air date: Saturday, November 21

Synopsis: Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in LA, and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown), her childhood sweetheart and manager to the special’s headliner, Belinda (Evans), she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits’ time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.

The Christmas House - Brad Harder and Jonathan Bennett
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The Christmas House

Cast: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence and Brad Harder

Air date: Sunday, November 22

Cast: Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Williams), have summoned their two grown sons – TV star, Mike Mitchell (Buckley) and Brandon Mitchell (Bennett) – home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house, will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart.

Heart of the Holidays - Vanessa Lengies and Corey Sevier
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Heart of the Holidays

Cast: Vanessa Lengies, Corey Sevier

Air date: Monday, November 23

Synopsis: When Sam Wallace’s (Lengies) life on Wall Street falls apart, she heads back to her small town for Christmas and comes face to face with her former flame Noah (Sevier), the local café owner and community organizer. After initially struggling to break the ice, Sam and Noah join forces to put on an event at the food bank, reigniting Sam’s humanitarian spirit and their feelings for each other. But when Sam’s ex shows up dangling a dream job back in New York, Sam must decide if she’ll return to the city or follow her heart back to her community and to Noah.

A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado Rochelle Aytes Mark Taylor
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A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado

Cast: Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor

Air date: Tuesday, November 24

Synopsis: Erin (Aytes) is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration.

Good Morning Christmas Marc Blucas Alison Sweeney
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Good Morning Christmas

Cast: Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas

Air date: Wednesday, November 25

Synopsis: Two competing TV hosts (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there’s more to each other than they thought.

Christmas by Starlight - Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell - Hallmark 2020
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Christmas by Starlight

Cast: Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell

Air date: Thursday, November 26

Synopsis: Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: he’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week “appearing” as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.

Five Star Christmas Bethany Joy Lenz Victor Webster
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Five Star Christmas

Cast: Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster

Air date: Friday, November 27

Synopsis: After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic.

Christmas Waltz - Will Kemp and Lacey Chabert - Hallmark Channel 2020
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Christmas Waltz

Cast: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp and JT Church

Air date: Saturday, November 28

Synopsis: After Avery’s (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.

If I Only Had Christmas - Warren Christie and Candace Cameron Bure
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If I Only Had Christmas

Cast: Candace Cameron Bure and Warren Christie

Air date: Sunday, November 29

Synopsis: At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing - Rukiya Bernard and Antonio Cayonne
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Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing

Cast: Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne and Barbara Niven

Air date: Saturday, December 5

Synopsis: As Michelle’s (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).

Dylan Neal Danica McKellar Christmas She Wrote Hallmark 2020
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Christmas She Wrote

Cast: Danica McKellar and Dylan Neal

Air date: Sunday, December 6

Synopsis: When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.

Love Lights Hanukkah Marilu Henner Mia Kirshner Ben Savage
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Love, Lights, Hanukkah

Cast: Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage and Marilu Henner

Air date: Saturday, December 12

Synopsis: As Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.

Christmas Comes Twice - Michael Xavier and Tamera Mowry-Housley
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Christmas Comes Twice

Cast: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Michael Xavier

Air date: Sunday, December 13

Synopsis: Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before…giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.

A Christmas Carousel - Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe
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A Christmas Carousel

Cast: Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe

Air date: Saturday, December 19

Synopsis: When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.

Cross Country Christmas Rachael Leigh Cook Greyston Holt
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Cross Country Christmas

Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook and Greyston Holt

Air date: Sunday, December 20

Synopsis: Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.